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Brill's Baths, East Street and Pool Valley, Brighton: interior perspective of the circular Gentlemen's Bath

RIBA Ref No RIBA125874
Architect/DesignerScott, Sir George Gilbert (1811-1878)
Artist/PhotographerWyatt, John Drayton (1820-1891)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1869
Image Date1866
StyleGothic Revival
Library ReferencePeriodicals
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectBaths ; Recreation buildings ; Domes ; Swimming pools ; Round buildings
SOURCE: Civil Engineer & Architect's Journal, vol. XXIX, 1866 Nov. 1, pl. 38 NOTES: BrillÔÇÖs Baths opened in August 1869 with its focus the circular GentlemenÔÇÖs Bath, a heated sea water swimming pool 65 feet in diameter. The Baths also provided cold water baths, vapour baths, medicinal douche baths, reading room, billiard room and barber shop. In the early 1860s Brill had opened next door on East Street a Swimming Bath for Ladies also using heated sea water. BrillÔÇÖs Baths were demolished in 1929 to be replaced by a cinema.

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